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Latrobe City reappoints CEO Steven Piasente for five-year term

Latrobe City Council has reappointed Chief Executive Officer Steven Piasente for a five-year term. 

Council made the reappointment at the Council meeting held on Monday 1 August 2022, following a recommendation by the CEO Employment Matters Advisory Committee and in line with the provisions of the Local Government Act 2020.  

With over 30 years of experience in the Gippsland region, Steven first joined Latrobe City as General Manager Infrastructure and Recreation in 2014 before being appointed as CEO in 2019. 

Mayor of Latrobe City Cr Kellie O’Callaghan said Steven’s reappointment was a credit to his wealth of experience, diverse skillset, and collaborative leadership style.

“Over the past four years as Chief Executive Officer, Steven has guided the organisation through business changes, pandemic response, and significant storm and flood recovery works while also guiding the delivery of the largest major projects ever executed by Latrobe City.  

“Council looks forward to seeing the positive outcomes of Steven’s leadership over the next five years as we work towards the continued transformation of our economy and making Latrobe City a great place to live, work and visit,” said Cr. O’Callaghan.

Steven has held a diverse range of roles, including Infrastructure Director, Community and Economic Development Director and Corporate Services Director.

Steven led the development of significant major infrastructure investments in the community including the new Gippsland Regional Aquatic Centre and Gippsland Performing Arts Centre, in addition to major policy initiatives and improving service delivery.

“It is a great privilege to work at Latrobe City and I am extremely proud of the accomplishments delivered by the organisation.  There have been many challenges faced along the way and I am constantly impressed by the dedication and resilience of our team.

“I thank the Councillors for their ongoing support and dedication to our community and I look forward to the continuation of leading our organisation to deliver to our community over the coming years,” said Mr. Piasente.

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